Videos of Hawaiian Ethno-Botany
Welcome to our collection of videos of Hawaiian ethno-botany. Until the time of contact, Hawaii made do without fabric. Given all the work that went into making kapa—only to have it dissolve into a paste after a few good rains—one can appreciate why it made eminent good sense just to go without. Makes you wonder about the absurdity of department stores hereabouts staging their fall and winter fashion extravaganzas, wot?
O ke aloha ka mea i oi aku ka maikai mamua o ka umeke poi a me ka ipukai ia. – Love is far better than the poi dish or the fish bowl.
“Plants of the Gods I” (44:14)
“Plants of Hawaii by Ian Jenss” (10:47)
“Hawaiian Plants” (2:40)
“Kalo Ola: Taro is Life” (7:52)
“Going Native” (2:05)
“Ethnobotany of Limu” (43:15)
“Ohelo Berry Identification” (1:03)
“Plants of the Gods” (44:14)
“Polynesian Herbal Medicine” (44:45)
“Maui Nui Botanical Gardens” (10:55)
“Moringa, the Miracle Tree” (18:20)
“Growing Noni Plants” (5:52)
“Ipu Heka – Ipu Farm” (1:56)
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